Koffi Dodji Honou

About Koffi Dodji Honou

Koffi Dodji Honou

Fablab manager at DefkoAkNiep Lab (Dakar, Senegal), Dodji is passionate by ICT, digital fabrication and the maker movement. He developed a valuable knowledge in Fablab implementation, management and optimization in West Africa. Winner of several international Awards with WoeLab, the very first FabLab implemented in Togo, Dodji is now specializing in FabLab's pedagogical potential in teaching & learning subject such as Physics, Engineering, Robotics, Art, mechanics, electronics, Etc. Dodji believes that the international and African maker movements can greatly contribute to reshape and improve the teaching & learning experience in African education systems through the promotion of "learning-by-doing" or hands-on-learning" methods and philosophy.


Posts by Koffi Dodji Honou

Papert’s 8 Big Ideas Translated into French

by on March 24, 2017 8:54 am
“Les 8 principes du Laboratoire constructionniste d’apprentissage. Par le Dr. Seymour Papert (1999)” English version here   Le premier principe est l’apprentissage par la pratique. On apprend tous mieux quand l’apprentissage entre dans le cadre d’une activité qu’on trouve vraiment intéressant. On apprend le mieux quand on met en pratique ce que l’on a appris sur… Read more Papert’s 8 Big Ideas Translated into French
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Introducing basic computer science to K-12 students in Dakar

by on February 23, 2017 11:57 am
As mentioned in my last post, I am actually working on “Hands-on and heads-in ” learning program with K-12 students in the scope of the Cheikh Anta Diop FabLab Académie, “The mobile FabLab”. Started 4 weeks ago, let me show you some results of what we have been doing so far. School 1 : ”TIERNO… Read more Introducing basic computer science to K-12 students in Dakar
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Cheikh Anta Diop Fablab Academy

by on January 31, 2017 8:28 am
Cheikh Anta Diop is one of the most well-known and most brilliant African of the scientific world. He greatly contributed to knowledge on ancient African societies and has long worked for the emergence of science in the educational sector among others. Inspired by his deep commitment, our Fablab Defkoakniep (Do It with everybody), decided to… Read more Cheikh Anta Diop Fablab Academy
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Arduino training with Master Degree students from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar

by on January 29, 2017 9:10 pm
As everybody knows, Arduino , the ‘’magic’’ microcontroller board, is one of the most used in the world. With Arduino, it is very practical and easy to introduce prototyping to people without background in electronic and programming. Arduino allows them to learn and prototype their projects right away. In Senegal, some engineering schools have started… Read more Arduino training with Master Degree students from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar

Introducing to the procedural Design

by on November 30, 2016 7:55 pm
“ProcJam (For Procedural Jam) is defined as “an international “game jam” where people make things that make things. These “things” can be software that generates images, stories, or game levels. They could also be physical projects, such as a board game with dynamic layout, a wind chime (thing that makes music), or a set of… Read more Introducing to the procedural Design

Experimenting the power of Hands-on-learning

by on November 28, 2016 4:21 am
When I started working as a FabLab member and then as a FabLab manager, I never thought that it will be such a great experience in term of leadership, professional and personal development. My journey as an “African Fablaber” started 4 years ago as a volunteer with an NGO in Lomé (Togo). I used to… Read more Experimenting the power of Hands-on-learning